Published on August 21st, 2013 | by Jose Vasquez1
5 Ways to Slow Down Time in Startup Tech Companies
As an entrepreneur, your time seems to go fast, but using these simple tricks can help you prevent your time from completely disappearing.
If you’re passionate about your startup company, you’ll probably invest yourself fully in it. That often means going into work early, getting out late, and spending weekend after weekend catching up on the tasks you didn’t have time for during the week. All successful entrepreneurs have gone through these busy, frenzied periods.
However, if you’re going to keep your sanity and avoid completely losing yourself to the day-to-day stress of running a company, you’ll have to make an effort to slow down time. Jessica Stillman, a London based writer focusing on business and career strategies, recently wrote an article that highlights several ways that people can make their time seem more plentiful.
After reading this article, I came up with a handful of simple ways entrepreneurs can slow down time and stop themselves from getting sucked into the vortex of business:
- Take a new course. Always stay on top of the latest tech developments by taking new classes and learning new things. It will help you refocus on areas outside of your element and keep you from getting tunnel vision.
- Travel to a new environment. Stillman suggests traveling on a short vacation, or even something as simple as working from a café or from a different office. Experiment with different working conditions to increase productivity and help you from getting lost in the shuffle.
- Network more. Attend networking events without an agenda—just get out and meet new people with fresh perspectives. The more you can expose yourself to, the better.
- Experiment with other tech. Look at other new apps and hardware that have come out recently. Take note of key points you like and dislike, and try to take in the experience for what it is.
- Break up the routine. If your morning is usually a cut-and-dry task list, try breaking it up with a new approach. It will help give you a fresh perspective.
Put these strategies into regular practice and you can help slow down your time as an entrepreneur—and get some extra work done, too.
Read Jessica Stillman’s original story here.